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Lafayette Parish School System

Acadiana Black Nurses Association Donates Health Supplies to the Lafayette Parish School System to Benefit Schools During the Pandemic

The Acadiana Black Nurses Association has chosen to donate health supplies to schools in the Lafayette Parish School System through grant funding given through The National Black Nurses Association. These health-related supplies will benefit schools across the Acadiana Region.

The National Black Nurses Association received a $100,000 grant fund from the Direct Relief organization to provide health supplies to southern states that had had high pandemic rates. The Acadiana Chapter of the NBNA was chosen to receive health supplies from the grant valuing at $24,000. The Acadiana Black Nurses Association identified schools within the Acadiana Region that would benefit from gaining these health supplies to use in schools. 

The schools in the Lafayette Parish School System that have been chosen to receive these health supplies are Alice Boucher Elementary School, Dr. Raphael A. Baranco Elementary School, J. W. Faulk Elementary School, Ridge Elementary, Truman Early Childhood Education Center, and Northside High School.

“We are so appreciative of this donation. These supplies will help in tremendous ways in our schools to keep them as healthy as possible during this pandemic,” says Dr. Buffy Fegenbush, director for transformation zone schools.

ABNA is an organization whose mission is to provide health education and health screenings to improve the health and welfare of minority communities. Additionally, they mentor and provide scholarships to nursing students with goals of increasing diversity in the nursing field.

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